Becoming a Better Writer Series: Tightening Your Writing


[This is part of an ongoing ChurchMag series, A Dutch-Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer.]

‘Less is more’ is a credo that’s true for many things, including writing. If you’re writing fiction, it’s one thing to be verbose. But if you’re writing non-fiction and especially if you’re blogging, it pays to be able to state your point in as little words as possible.

There are three reasons why tightening your writing is essential:

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Refold: Portable Cardboard Standing Desk


Started as a Kickstarter campaign, the Refold is a portable cardboard standing desk. While in concept it’s pretty cool as a portable office—it would also be really handy for churches! VBS kiosk sign-up, child ministry sign-up station, activities done off-campus, or any other church activities and events you can think of. Check it out:

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A Newbie’s Guide To Emojis [Infographic]

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A picture is worth a thousand words, so maybe that’s why some many of us have fun using emojis? The infographic below, covers some of the basic’s of emoji…ing(?)…but it’s mostly the history of these little graphic characters that I find particularly interesting. These little color bits started in 1995!?!

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How About Playing a Yaybahar Next Sunday?

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How would you like to have a Yaybahar at next Sunday’s praise and worship service? This cool acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen puts out the most unique, hypnotic sound. In the video below, you’ll hear the Yaybahar captured in realtime without any additional effects added. It’s pretty stinkin’ amazing:

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Do You Share Your Completed YouVersion Reading Plans?

Share your completed devos on YouVersion

I’ve used YouVersion for a long time, but nothing for regular Bible reading plans, studying or one of the many daily devotional plans they have to offer. Having recently finished up another paperback daily devotional and since I hadn’t landed a new one yet, I thought I would give some YouVersion devotionals a spin. So far, so […]

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Developing a Child’s Creativity Through Church Playgrounds

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Play time is a crucial part of children development. A child’s environment and leisure time can help shape their social and cognitive development. Depending on the playground, structured or unstructured, they also play an important role in physical strength and balance. The right equipment and playground design offer your child the best way to grow […]

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How Licensing Saved LEGO [Infographic]

Star Wars Saves LEGO

Star Wars stands out as the most successful licensing endeavour LEGO has every pursued, but it was with that success that spurred them on to license more, like Harry Potter, Batman, Toy Story and many others. In the infographic below, you can see how LEGO was “pulled up from the brink of bankruptcy” thanks to the power […]

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The Custom.Church App: Find and Be Found

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Custom.Church is a curious new app that does two different things at once. It’s an app for your church to be found, but it is also a fully functional app for your church as well. Using the built in GPS in most smartphones, Custom.Church helps church seekers to locate churches in their area. Churches that are not registered with […]

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